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Field School Announcement
Ancient Greeks in The Land of Dionysos - Excavation of Emporion Pistiros, Thrace, 2014
Sponsor: The Balkan Heritage Foundation, Pistiros Excavation Team: National Archaeological Institute with Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Regional Museum of History, Pazardzhik, “Prof. Mieczyslaw Domaradzki” Archaeological Museum in Septemvri and New Bulg
Contact Information
Ms. Anna Parmakova
204, "Sveta Troitsa" St.
Stara Zagora 6004 Bulgaria
Phone: + 359 877 725 052
Excavation of the Ancient Greek emporion Pistiros, once located deep in the Thracian Odryssian Kingdom (the strongest and mightiest of all Thracian kingdoms) is to reveal more secrets about the trade, metallurgy, every-day and religious life, especially the cult of Dionysus (which most of the ancient authors and the majority of the modern scholars consider rooting in Thrace) in Ancient Greece and Thrace in Classical and Hellenistic periods. The project provides to students, young specialists and generally people who have Archaeology as a hobby amazing opportunities to dig at Pistiros, Bulgaria and gain hands-on experience in Field Archaeology; learn more about the Ancient Greek and Thracian culture from prominent Bulgarian, UK and Czech archaeologists; visit Thracian Royal tombs in the Rose Valley (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) and ancient Plovdiv, Bulgaria as well many other archaeological and historical sites in the area; and take a trip to Istanbul, Turkey. The project sessions available in 2014 include the following three modules: 1. fieldwork including excavation, maintaining a field journal on a daily basis, filling context sheets and labels, drawing an elevation plan / a ground plan/ a cross-section, 3D positioning of finds, taking coordinates with a level device, and taking photographs at the site; 2.lectures, workshops and field trainings in Classical and Field Archaeology, finds' processing and documentation; excursions to various cultural and archaeological sites in the region such as the ancient town of Plovdiv. Session Dates: Field School Session 1: 2 August - 16 August, 2014; Session 2: 17 August- 31 August, 2014; Session 3 (Session 1 Extended): 2 August - 23 August, 2014. Cost: Before 31st of January, 2014: 1169 EUR / 1754 EUR / 2338 EUR (app.1559 / 2359 / 3159 USD) for participation in one / extended / or two project sessions! The regular admission fee (after 31st of January, 2014) is 1299 EUR / 1949 EUR / 2468 EUR (app.1719 / 2619 / 3319 USD) for participation in one / extended / or two project sessions! Transcripts are available upon request for an additional tuition fee starting from 270 EUR (app. 350 USD)!
Keywords: field school | excavations | Ancient Greeks
This announcement will be displayed until: 07/01/2014
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